HEAVENLY HEALTHY BLUEBERRY DOUGHNUTS
Wow! What a week it has been. Busy is an understatement, but I am not complaining because I feel I have achieved a lot. I hope your week was as good. Now that the weekend is here I thought I should make a treat for everyone.
Who doesn’t like doughnuts? But if you are like me, you avoid them because of all the fat and sugar. Well, I think you will love this recipe that doesn’t require deep frying and includes yoghurt and blueberries. Enjoy, with no guilt.
1 cup Plain flour
2 tbsps. corn flour
1 teasp. baking powder
1/2 teasp nutmeg
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup blueberries (I use frozen berries as they tend to not bruise into the dough so easily)
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
50g unsalted butter, melted
2 tablsps. milk
1 tablsp. white vinegar
1 large egg
Heat oven the to 200°C. It is ideal if you have a doughnut tin, but if not use a muffin tin. Grease/spray the tin with olive oil.
Sieve the flour, cornflour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add the nutmeg, sugar and blueberries.
In another bowl mix the melted butter, the Greek yogurt, milk, vinegar and egg. Pour this mixture onto dry ingredients and stir until all mixed, but don’t over-mix as it will toughen the dough.
Pour the batter evenly into a doughnut tin or muffin tin. If using a doughnut tin bake for about 8 minutes or bake for 10 – 12 minutes if using a muffin tin, or until donuts are slightly brown. When touched the doughnuts should spring back.
If icing, cool before you do it
The not so healthy option: Add Lemon butter icing
1 teasp lemon juice
1 cup icing sugar
2 tablsp Greek yoghurt
Mix all the ingredients together until you get a smooth paste. If it is too thick, add a little more yoghurt. If too runny add some more icing sugar.
Ice the doughnuts and allow the icing to set before serving (the icing won’t become rock hard, but it will crust over).
If you want to change the recipe a little you can swap out the blueberries for other fruit like raspberries or diced pears, and use a different icing.
Keep some aside for my yourself as they won’t last long.
Have a good start to the weekend,
Attracta & the team